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The computer has become a household staple in modern society Mostpeople including children use the computer on a regular basis Thecomputer although an amazing invention that has changed the world hasled to poor vision in some children Children seem to be moresusceptible to poor vision from computer usage because they have alimited degree of self-awareness they are very adaptable and computerstations are typically designed for adultsComputers are like video games and television to children Once it hasgrabbed their attentions children are enveloped and nothing caninterrupt their concentrations The children have a limited degree ofself-awareness while on the computer Often times children get soengrossed in the computer they do not take many breaks This lack ofbreaks can cause the eyes focusing problems called accommodativeproblems and eye irritation The children focus on the computer andthey do not move The distance from the screen often stays the samebecause they are fixed on the computer This may cause accommodationspasms Another problem that children may have if blinking does nothappen as often as it should is eye irritation Although their eyes aredry children adapt to the drynessChildren are known to be very adaptable This is usually a verypositive trait however children often fail to notice problems thatadults would notice For instance a child viewing a computer screenwith a great deal of glare will not think to change positions to make iteasier on his or her eyes The high glare can cause discomfort anddryness from infrequent blinking Children will also adapt to havingpoor vision They will often disregard blurriness or other eye problemsthinking that everyone sees things the same way that they do Children will also adapt to the computer station environment Most ofthese environments are designed for adults This means that the childrenare often forced to look up to the computer screen For the bestviewing computer screens are designed to be viewed at a slight downwardangle of fifteen degrees Viewing from angles other than thisespecially looking up instead of
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